At E3 this year, Microsoft announced not one, but two new Xbox consoles releasing in the next 18 months. Next month sees the release of the much smaller Xbox One S, while holiday next year sees the monstrous Project Scorpio hit the market, promising to be the most powerful games console the world has ever seen.
With that power, will surely come a hefty price tag. Considering that Project Scorpio claims to offer native 4K gaming, as well as the potential for VR gaming, it won’t be priced similarly to existing console prices. Microsoft want to make it easier for fans to upgrade to it, if they desire, by working out trade-up deals with retailers.
“We want to make that transition as smooth as possible,” Xbox Services manager Dave McCarthy told the Daily Star. “Some of our retail partners today do trade-in programs and that’s definitely going to be partnerships we continue to move going forward. We’ll try partnerships with our retail partners to smooth it even more with trade-in programs and things like that.”
While we might not hear much more about this until closer to its launch, maybe even as early as next summer, it’s still too soon to say how much we’ll get for a trade-in on the vanilla Xbox One or the One S if you opt to trade that in in a year’s time.